(June 1951)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Format:
standard newsstand comic book

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ernest Nordli (painting)
Inks:
Ernest Nordli (painting)
Colors:
Ernest Nordli (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Silver (horse)
Synopsis:
While riding Silver. the Lone Ranger shoots a knife out of an outlaw’s hand.

The Cowboy's Chaps (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan (signed)
Inks:
Till Goodan (signed)
Letters:
Till Goodan

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about cowboy chaps.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Half art, half text.

[A Change of Heart] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Fran Striker?
Pencils:
Charles Flanders
Inks:
Charles Flanders
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto (cameo); Dan Reid; Silver (horse); Victor (horse)
Synopsis:
Young boys Kip and Bill are part of "The Hook's" gang. After Bill is killed in a botched bank robbery, Kip vows to kill Sam Blaine, the sheriff. He changes his mind after he meets the sheriff's crippled daughter.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1945 newspaper strips

Indexer Notes

Basically three tiers of panels, with an occasional double height panel.

[The Range War] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Fran Striker?
Pencils:
Charles Flanders
Inks:
Charles Flanders
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Dan Reid; Silver (horse); Scout (horse); Victor (horse)
Synopsis:
The owner of the Circle Dot ranch is burning "nester" (farmers) cabins on the open range; but his son is in love with one of the nesters' daughters.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1945 newspaper strips

Indexer Notes

Three tiers of panels per page with occasional larger panel.

Little Crow and the Red Sticks (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Crow; Walking Tree
Synopsis:
Little Crow must save his adopted father, Shawnee chief Walking Tree, from an attack by rogue warriors.

Indexer Notes

Text story with four illustrations. Continued from text story in The Lone Ranger #35. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois’ personal records.

[The Shaman's Treachery] (Table of Contents)

Young Hawk / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Young Hawk; Little Buck; High Cloud (intro)
Synopsis:
After rescuing a Chickasaw hunter from a rattlesnake, Young Hawk and Little Buck return with him to his village. They make enemies of the shaman and his son Black Dog and are forced to flee with Black Dog as a hostage. Black Dog tricks an old man, High Cloud, into freeing him, but the young man steals his rescuer's canoe.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline. First appearance of High Cloud. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

Subscribe Now-Mail This Coupon Today (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Subscription form for Lone Ranger comics. No art.

Free 5 Beautiful, Big Full Color Pictures (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto (cameo)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Promo for subscriptions to the Dell Lone Ranger Comic. Premium is five free Lone Ranger pictures.

[Pronghorn Antelope] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. (photograph)
Inks:
American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. (photograph)
Colors:
American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
Horizontal color photograph of a pronghorn antelope diorama “courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History, N.Y.” with a few lines of text below.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. First in series of natural history dioramas.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. The Cowboy's Chaps
  3. 2. [A Change of Heart]
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. [The Range War]
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Little Crow and the Red Sticks
  6. 5. [The Shaman's Treachery]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Subscribe Now-Mail This Coupon Today
  8. 7. Free 5 Beautiful, Big Full Color Pictures
  9. 8. [Pronghorn Antelope]
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